Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Drinking Wine on Bourbon Street

Two fat cats sat like totem poles
each too short to see
rainbow bracelets on their knee
drinking jasmine tea
what a tack to take with me
it almost worked yeah sure
but then suddenly
what was this
enough to start a war
two brown monkeys beguiling with
I had the take the fifth
it all went down on Bourbon street
except we were drinking wine
who'd of thunk it would matter so much
to yours and mine and thine
a maypole dances gay-ai-ly
perhaps a little drunk
a silver basin sits beside, for those who need a dunk
a  small Japanese boy calls out to me, where then will you dine
entwined and entailing our heart with theirs
and I really did not mind
a cage of books
a jar of cheese
a pretty little maid
sometimes that is all it takes
to place a man in his grave
so I gave up the books
I gave up the cheese
but I could not give up the maid
and now I sit in golden years
and wonder at the stares
I can't believe I ended here
peering at peeling stairs
but still I can't really complain
there is a beautiful breeze
and an old man such as myself, has no one left to please

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Put Christ Back in Christmas

A trip down the street
and whatta  I see
bunches of  people looking at me
a woman in a pilgrims hat
hollers out hello
I crouch down on the pavement
proving how low I can go
I write with colored chalk 
having fun while others walk the walk
a man is marching to music in his head
a woman stands holding a bone
while I wonder about Easter
will I have to spend it alone
a multitude of multiples
and then a car speeds by
it's covered with tattoos
aka bumper stickers
announcing, practically screaming
put Christ back in Christmas
and I get indignant
who took him out
children in red silk pajamas
clamor to see the moon
they heard it can talk
because it holds a man
perhaps it holds Santa Claus

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Amaranthine Woman

Amaranthine woman
perfect vision of loveliness
to be together with such a soul
is comfort for the heart
willows weep at her beauty
starlight falls from the sky to feel her skin
animals gather to nestle in her goodness
and treetops bend down to kiss her hair
the rivers stretch and bend to touch her hand
and the ground sighs with the pleasure of her footprint
oh to be such a woman
the promises of the universe well in her eyes
and truth never ceases to be

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Holy Wars

Church - Mitro
And they said you must believe as I believe
And they said the way I believe is God's word
And they said my God says kill all that do not honor me.
And they said those that cannot, have not heard his word.
And I said what kind of God is this to believe?
And I said because I believe that you must have misunderstood.
And I said God would never ask us to kill.
or to be in any way, forced or coerced.
And I said is God not all mercy?
And I said is God not all love?
And I said we all have our own God's, or not
And I said that's the way it was set up
And I said we were all born with free choice.
And I said it starts with being able to choose
And that choice should include Gods to believe in 
and in not being condemned for that choice

Post script for all that sighed with relief that they would never kill, is not condemning, even in ones mind , others to eternal hell for not believing in kind, in it of itself, a small holy war?

For additional reading I suggest a wonderfully articulated novel on this subject by Sam Harris, a true master.
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
by Sam Harris

 "The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."―Natalie Angier, ?New York Times 

Monday, March 14, 2016

See Mitro Soft Abstract Art in Fun Flip Book

I have posted my own Mitro art along with my own personal interpretation of paintings in a fun flip style book.
I like it a lot.
I have also included prices and sizes for those interested in buying.  Fun Flip Booklet
 Flip Book

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Elephants and Doggies Dance

Dance of the Divine a Tribute to all Dogs and Elephants - Mitro
Doggies dance and elephants rule
it's always been that way
crazy guys, crazy life
they wouldn't want it any other way
elephants dance
and dogs do to
in frenzied happy joy
dance dance dance you crazy fools
dance the night away
to be divine
to be the kings
to say and do whatever you please
for tomorrow comes with  glory
for it's beggars and it's kings

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Miss Confidence and Three Om's of Creation

Miss Confidence and The Three Om's - Mitro
I walk to the post office
it's a beautiful summer day
an egret stands by the  side of the road then flies off in his heart shaped beauty
he does not want to stay
it's the kind of day the Notherner's say, ah what a beautiful day
but I am in Florida and it's just a typical day
I scan the address on the envelopes
five in total tick tick tick
like a time bomb will they do the trick
can I summon people who do not want to be summoned
but this is a effort last ditch
a chance to see for myself if I have judged everyone too harshly
my brother is ill I do know that
and my sister is mean I know that
and my other brother is selfish
and what am I
self centered self absorbed
we never really see our own flaws so we must look deeply for them
like the crab says we all have our own issues and
the lady at the post office is kind
she wears a blue uniform and a big broad smile
her teeth gleam whitely and I wonder how they came to be so, well white
she assures me the the letters will arrive on Wednesday
Wednesday is the following night
the minutes will tickle by slowly until I know letters will be in 5 different hands
then all hell will break lose and the telephone wires will sizzle and crack
each filled with outrageous demands

Coyote Child

Chaos is Essential to Spiritual Growth - Mitro
Up on top of the mountain
things looked very tall
I saw a large coyote, and beside him
his small child
the resemblance hit as spot on
and I took a turn to pause
admiring their friendship
as they spent their days admiring the clouds
and wiled away  each gorgeous day
loving just being together 
and it pops in my head quite loudly 
who is foolish enough to think animals wild

-Mitro Paintings

Stephen Hawkins 2015 The Theory of Everything

A sinking feeling is nothing more than an excuse to misbehave
on the road to empowerment it leads you on a divergent pathway
I long for the days of freedom
and pay homage to the gods in control of them
2 more times and it will be later
2 days later
I want to start feeding now
No more time to let others hurt
I must be the strong one
I have the answer and I am not using it
Came to me I was thinking of the poem rise up
when I arose 
Let us see your souls
I can do anything I want and this is so important
I no longer want to keep it at bay like Baywood
Life is too big to act small
Stephen Hawkins 2015 The Theory of Everything

Santa Hats

Santa's Wild Ride 2015 - Mitro
I went into the grocery store
just to look at the board
it was a trip in earnestness
but only served to make me forlorn
the cashiers looked so jolly
all in Santa hats
I wondered was there magical energy
locked inside the cap
well poo and then poo again and then pee diddle dee
just what did that serve to make of me
an unhappy guy with no get up and go
and a bare head not shining with glee

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